Getting a Lawyer In Your Social Security Disability Case – Communicating with Social Security | St. Pete Beach Social Security Disability Attorney

Can you still talk with the Social Security office after you hire a lawyer? What should you do with correspondence you get from Social Security after you hire a lawyer?

When you hire a lawyer to represent you in your Social Security disability claim, the lawyer will send a notice to the Social Security office telling them to make sure all contact with you is through your lawyer.

The purpose of the letter to make sure that your lawyer knows what is going on, whether SSA has set up an examination you must attend, whether additional material is needed or whether your claim has been granted or denied.

If you are contacted by SSA by phone contact your lawyer, so your lawyer can respond to SSA immediately.

Don’t assume that SSA sends your lawyer a copy of letters they send to you. If you get any correspondence from SSA, immediately call your lawyer so you can discuss what needs to be done.

Communication is key to the success of your claim. Don’t make a mistake by failing to tell your lawyer about any communications from SSA. To hire an experienced lawyer to represent you contact us here at Cavey & Barrett.

Getting a Lawyer In Your Social Security Disability Case – What Will You Charged? | Hudson Social Security Disability Lawyer

The attorney’s fee in a Social Security case is paid from your back benefits. The fee is 25% of your back pay (called retroactive benefits) or $5300.00 The fee is capped at maximum of $5300.00.

If your attorney has paid to get copies of your medical records, paid your doctor to fill out a residual functional capacity form (RFC) or paid a vocational evaluator to testify you will, most likely, be responsible for paying back those costs. The repayment of the costs will be in addition to the fee.

If your Social Security Disability benefits are not awarded, you are not responsible for the payment of the fee but will still be responsible for the payment of costs. Since the attorney won’t be paid a fee unless your benefits are awarded, they have reason to make sure your case and the evidence is fully presented to the Social Security Administration. (SSA)

Here at Cavey & Barrett we specialize in Social Security Disability cases and we really do care. Contact us here at www.caveylaw.com or call 727-894-3188 for the help you need with your claim.

Getting a Lawyer In Your Social Security Disability Case – Speeding Up Your Case | Pinellas Park Social Security Disability Attorney

Unfortunately, hiring an attorney will not generally speed up getting your Social Security disability benefits. So, why should you get a Social Security Disability lawyer?

You don’t hire a lawyer to speed up a case, you hire a lawyer to improve you chances to obtain your benefits because your lawyer will develop the necessary evidence to meet the 5 Hurdle test we have explained in early postings.

If you have been denied your claim for Social Security Disability benefits you are going to end up, most likely, in front of an Administative Law Judge (ALJ). Do you want to be in front of the ALJ by yourself? Do you want to rely on the ALJ to do the right thing?

An attorney will make sure that your medical records are obtained, develop the evidence, get your physician to fill out a functional residual capacity form (RFC), prepare a memorandum for the ALJ explaining your case, and prepare you for the hearing.

The reality is that you really do need a lawyer. If you live in the Tampa Bay area and think you qualify for benefits, contact the Law Office of Nancy Cavey and Sharron Barrett to arrange a consultation. Click here or call 727-897-9117 or 727-894-3188.

Getting a Lawyer In Your Social Security Disability Case – What Will You Be Asked at Your Initial Appointment | Bellaire Beach Social Security Disability Attorney

Do you have good days and bad days?

Another non-exertional impairment that is important to develop so you can win your Social Security Disability is whether you have good days and bad days. If you have good days and bad days that means that your abilities differ from day to day. That impacts your employability!

It is important to explain how many days per month you have good and bad days and what cause you to have bad days. Explain how you ability to function changes on a bad day, how long it takes you to recover from bad day, what you can and can’t do on a bad day, how you medications use may change, and how you may need assistance around the house or with your personal needs. Paint a picture for your lawyer about what a bad day is like for you and its impacts on your functionality.

For more information, and for help with your claim, click here or call 727-894-3188.

Getting a Lawyer In Your Social Security Disability Case – What Will You Be Asked at Your Initial Appointment | Sarasota Country Social Security Disability Lawyer

Some of the most important questions you will be asked at your initial meeting with a Social Security Disability attorney are about your activities of daily living. What is an activity of daily living? What questions are you going to be asked?

1. How much time you spend every day sitting?

2. How much time you spend every day standing?

3. How much time do you spend every day lying down?

4. How many hours do you sleep? Do you take naps?

5. Do you use any assistive devices such as a cane?

6. How often every day or weekly do you drive, cooks, do dishes, clean the house, do laundry, make the beds, do yard work or the grocery shopping, or visit family or friends?

7. How much TV do you watch a  day?

8. Do you go out during the week? Where and how often?

9. Do you have anyone help you get washed or dressed?

10. Do you have anyone to help you around the house?

Be ready to explain in detail your problems. I suggest that you also consider explaining what you day is like from the time you get up until the time you go to bed. This information will help you obtain your Social Security Disability benefits. For more information, and for help with your claim click here or call 727-894-3188.

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